Sunday, November 23, 2008

Dimmed Star

Why wasn't she shining like the star I knew she was?

That was the question I asked myself as soon as I laid eyes on her. If the star should be dimmed, then what should happen to the moons and planets around it?

Unexpectedly, yet beautifully, she began to unravel to me.

A star shines and burns with dreams. It is the fuel that keeps stars going on and on forever. They thrive on their dreams. They create beauty and perfection through dreams.

But she was being robbed of her dreams. She was being robbed of her shine. She was being dimmed.

Did she even know she was a star? Did she even know her light was fading away? I will never know. The only thing I know – the only thing I'm sure of – is that that should not be happening to her.

Why would someone intentionally rob someone of their dreams and call it love. How can love destroy, rather than create?

If I love someone so much, why would I rob them of the fuel that keeps them going?

Love has nothing to do with taking someone's dreams. Rather, it is all about breathing fire into the flame of dreams. It is all about making the dreams come true. And, ultimately, that is the grandest and most beautiful and complete sacrifice.

That is the essence of loving someone. It is sacrificing ones own needs for the sake of the needs of the person they love. And the beauty of it is that in doing so, one would find the ultimate happiness.

It is about, willingly, giving much much more than you'll ever ask for. And knowing that, in doing this you will receive more than you ever thought you would.

For once the dreams thrive, the star will shine. And her shine will bring beauty to her. It will also bring shine to the moons and planets around her. It will breed perfection and happiness.

To ask for everything is never asking for too much. But letting go of everything is letting go of too much.

May you shine ever brightly with dreams. And, I hope when the time comes, I'm around to smile as you shine brighter than ever. And I hope you shine on me too.

In your happiness those around you will find theirs.


  1. I wonder! whats our possible to have Loving without fea!?
    You know this Arabian story:

    "A pilgrim arrived at the village where Abu Yazid al-Bistrami lived.
    - Teach me the quickest way to reach God.
    Al-Bistrami answered:
    - Love Him with all your strength.
    - That I already do.
    - Then you need to be loved by the others.
    - But why?
    - Because God looks at the hearts of all men. When He visits yours He will surely see the love you have for Him and He will be happy. However, if He also finds your name written with affection in the hearts of others, He will certainly pay far more attention to you."

    I think she needs a little daring to keep shining! Little daring to dream and be...

    The real real shines come from deep deep inside.. its a feeling you get and with not control you spread everywhere to everyone. To light the Self and the Surroundings! S.S ;)

    good writing, "Koki"

  2. slt hamada,vraimment j'aime bien ce que tu as écrit.tu as un beau style,tes mots est trés doux et je croix que tu écrit avec des beaux sentiments.vraiment je l'adore merci.

  3. I missed your words so much,and as always they are strong ,spiritual and touch the heart as soon as you read them..
    No more words can discripe how much i enjoy this piece..i enjoyed it so much
    keep up the amazing work honey

  4. Sometimes the person you share your love with, deprives you of your dreams without ever intending to. What is worse still, without wanting to. But the result is, all your dreams are shattered, but still you know that he loves you no less and you can't love him more, for he has nothing to sacrifice for you, that he won't sacrifice. But the thing is, he has nothing...
    The star then start dimming, and fading with no regrets, or blame.
    I can't remember when was the last time I read something that brought tears to my eyes like this piece

  5. I know what you mean.

    What you talk about is love. And sometimes people burn out in love.

    When someone deprives the other of their dreams because they can't bring them true, then this may be the time when the dreamer sacrifices for love

    The problem is when someone, intentionally, kills the dreams of the other person in the name of love.

  6. One word: A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

    I wish I didn't know what you're talking about but I'm simply too familiar with it.

    Some people shine only when pushed, pushed by society, friends, family... Those who are not strong enough to take the pressure will break or burn out. It happens too often.

    I've witnessed the death of 5 novas.